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chancellor angela merkel visits the white house. also, chemical weapons have been used again in syria. does bashar al-assad have a secret stockpile of weapons ready to be unleashed. >>> philadelphia police robbing stores and actually are assaulting women, why are the officers still on the job? >>> and are mental diseases superpowers? i'm antonio mora and welcome to "consider this." here's more on what's ahea
between president obama and angela merkel. michelle kai [s] [e] [r] has that store -- libby casey has that story. president obama and angela merkel stood side by side and spoke with one voice. >> if, in fact, we see the disruptions and destabilization continuing so severely that it impedes elections on may 25th, we will not have a choice but to move forward with additional more severe sanctions. >> translation: i agree with the american president. they are not an end in itself. combined with an offer that we want diplomatic solutions it's a necessary second component to show that we are serious. >> what form the sanctions are are not known. >> germany rles on russia -- relies on russia for gas. >> energy flows conditioned during the height of the cold war. the idea that you turp off the tap -- turn off the tap on russian oil and gas exports, i think, is unreallistic. >> barack obama said sanctions could hit the armed sector, finance or lines of credit for trade. the two world leaders held their first meeting in three years, the ukraine crisis bringing them together in a way ta looked
against pro- russian separatists as president obama and german chancellor merkel vowed further action against moscow if it continued to escalate the crisis. plus, a three-part look at africa: outrage in nigeria over the abduction of more than 200 girls from their school, a look at efforts to halt widespread killing in south sudan and we travel to senegal where young boys pursuing an education are forced by their teachers to beg on the street. >> they sleep on cement or dirt floors, dozens to a room. and for boys who don't make their daily quote, the punishment can be brutal. >> woodruff: and it's friday. mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's pbs newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... friends of the newshour. >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the government of ukraine la
the most intense since the crisis began. at the white house, president obama and german chancellor merkel, step up and threaten russia with more sanctions. >>> in afghanistan, a landslide burst
german chancellor angela merkel to the white house this morning to talk about diffusing the situation there in ukraine. both are threatening tougher economic sanctions against russia if it doesn't change its behavior. so far, the u.s. has stopped sanctions on individuals, but it has not targeted entire economic sectors, such as russia's energy sector. merkel says sanctions on russia's economic sectors are not her preference, but she is prepared to implement them. >>> new at 11:00, a bay area congressman on the homeland security committee just finished a tour of sjc. it comes amid safety concerns following the santa clara teen stowaway case. nbc bay area's bob redell live at mineta san jose with congressman swawell's solution to improving security. good morning, bob. >> reporter: good morning, scott. congressman swawell points out that mineta norman international is located here in the center of innovation. he is looking for pilot programs that would use silicon valley technology to better secure the fences here at norman mineta and throughout the country. the representative from the e
obama and the german chancellor angela merkel have been meeting at the white house. big topic of discussion, clearly, the escalating crisis in ukraine. right now, fighting near sloventsk as they try to sweep the city of pro-russian separatists. residents there warned to stay home and avoid windows. >>> hello, i'm wolf blitzer reporting from washington. on the surface, the april jobs report looks terrific. but when you dig a little bit deeper, there is some disappointing news. the labor department says 288,000 jobs were added in april. that's significantly more than expected, very good number. the unemployment rate fell from 6.7% to 6.3%. also encouraging. but thousands and thousands of people continue to drop out of the labor force in april. for more, our team of experts. cnn's chief business correspondent christine romans, ryan mack, president of optimum capital management, and cnn's global economic analyst rana ferura. these latest numbers, pretty encouraging. what does it say about the overall health of the u.s. economy? >> it says the slow healing continues it the economis
ukraine sends armored vehicles and artillery to retake buildings. angela merkel and president obama find common ground in confronting russia. >> pfizer ups its bid for astrazeneca. bayer is in exclusive talks to buy merck's consumer business. morning, everybody. you are watching "the pulse." i'm guy johnson. >> and i am francine lacqua. coming up, a bloomberg exclusive. we speak with the south african finance minister as a nation sets to go to the holes. >> the army in ukraine has become an operation to retake ovyansk. pressure is reporting that two helicopters have been shut down and one pilot killed. down and oneshot pilot killed. heather, can you give us the latest on the situation, vis-a-vis the offensive? protests on labor the situation here has become increasingly tense, as you mentioned. there was an antiterrorist operation by ukrainian forces to slovyansk. we have had two statements, one from the interior ministry saying this operation started about 4:30 a.m. today. they have circled the town, taking control of nine roadblocks as interior minister and the head of the
. in ukraine will top the agenda for president obama and chancellor merkel when they meet in washington. a white house spokesman said that germany's anger over the nash -- over the nsa surveillance program which caused merkel to cancel a u.s. trip last year will not complicate a joint effort to address the situation in ukraine. u.s. employers probably boosted payrolls in april by the most in five months. economists predict that the u.s. added 218,000 jobs last month after a gain of 192000 and march. a pickup in april would follow data this week showing that households spent more freely and manufacturing accelerated. to the pollstakes next week in the country's finance minister seems sure that the ruling anc will retain power. we sat down for an exclusive conversation. having the advantage of an institution like the african national congress which will win the election by significant majority means there is continuity and transparency and relative certainty about what we intend to do. we have a record of translating election manifestoes and a commitment to the national development plan i
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